Academic Catalog

Library (LIB)

LIB 150. Library Skills and Strategies. (2 Units)

Designed to acquaint students with the use of academic libraries. Practical exercises will develop skills for effectively utilizing library resources to fulfill research needs. One hour of lecture and two hours of activity per week.

LIB 151. Fundamentals of Information Literacy. (3 Units)

Explores how we seek, use, acknowledge, and transform information. Critically examines our behaviors and the information systems embedded in society. Focuses on psychological, sociological, and physiological relationships to information. Topics: information privilege, publishing, privacy, research practices, etc.

LIB 494. Independent Studies. (1-3 Units)

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor. Independent study of particular topics in the subject area under the direction of a member of the subject department faculty. Repeatable course.

LIB 495. Special Topics in Library Research. (1 Unit)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. In-depth study of information retrieval in a particular format or discipline, e.g. government documents, on-line databases, business resources. One hour of lecture per week.